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The WPHS Foundation

Winter Park High School Foundation

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Supporting Excellence at Winter Park High School 

Mission Statement

The Winter Park High School Foundation is a charitable organization dedicated to preserving the tradition of excellence at Winter Park High School. The Foundation will:

 

  • Maximize every students educational experience
  • Support an atmosphere that will attract the best and brightest teachers and staff
  • Satisfy unmet resource needs through private contributions
  • Engage our community to invest in and protect our valuable asset

 

The WPHS Foundation was established as an IRS-approved not-for-profit organization in 1992 by concerned parents and community members to bridge the gap between county and state educational funding and the money necessary to help WPHS maintain its outstanding position as a nationally-acclaimed public high school. Its sole purpose is to provide additional financial support for the educational, extracurricular, and athletic needs that benefit WPHS students. Recent budget cuts and today's tougher financial times make the work of the Foundation more vitally important than ever before.

 

Donating to the Foundation during the school year makes you a Foundation member for the year. All gifts are fully tax-deductible and will qualify for an employer match, if your employer has such a program. Also, the Foundation is an all-volunteer organization with modest administrative expenses, allowing it to devote 98% of your gift to the school fulfilling annual teacher "wish lists" and providing additional benefits not funded by Orange County.


Past Initiatives

  • Showalter Field and Bob Moser Track Renovation
  • 700 Building Weight Room Renovation
  • Gymnasium Lighting
  • 9th Grade Center PA System
  • Wildcat Sports Tunnel
  • New Sound System in the Ann Derflinger Auditorium
  • New Digital Video Production Studio Equipment
  • The Galloway Aquatic Center
  • New band equipment
  • New seating for the Ninth Grade Center auditorium
  • The new Fitness Trail
  • Renovations to the ROTC training field
  • New whiteboards, servers, and computers at the main campus
  • Many annual "teacher wish list" items
  • Annual Student Scholarships


WPHS Foundation Grant Awards

Each Spring and Fall semester, the WPHS Foundation accepts Grant Requests from clubs or team sports of WPHS. The fall deadline is September 30th with an October award and February 28 (or 29) with a March award of $1,000. Please see the link to the right for application. Submissions can be emailed to info@wphsfoundation.org and must be received prior to the due date to be considered. Please contact a board member for any questions or visit www.wphsfoundation.org

 

WPHS Foundation Board of Directors

Trustees

Vince Furey

President

Susy Scarlatos

Vice President / President Elect

Amy Brooks

Treasurer

Stacey Cox

Corresponding Secretary

Teresa Colling

Recording Secretary

Katherine Smith-Dolle

Director- Charitable Giving

Becky Junod

Director- Social Media / PR

Bryn Knight

Director- Cat Shack

Johnny Miller

Director- WPHS/City of WP Liaison

Julie Champion

Director- Events

Lisa Ireton

Director- Marketing and Communications

Rogers Turner

Director- Legal Affairs

Sean Campbell

Director- Capital Improvements

Tim Smith

WPHS Principal

Paul Maldonado

WPHS Asst. Principal

Board Committee Chairs

Daneen Cross

Cat Shack

Greg Zechman

Capital Improvements

Jeff Sharpe

WPHS Faculty and Students

Jennifer Jordan

Community Outreach

Kristi McCoy

Marketing and Communications

Liz Dowdell

Events

Trisha Paster

Charitable Giving

TBD

Information Technology

Advisory Board

Trish Teague- Chair

Sid Cash Sr.


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The Foundation Links

The Foundation Website

About the Foundation

Walk of Fame

Foundation Grant Application

 

Circle of Distinction

Circle of Distinction

Circle of Distinction Nomination Form

 

Board of Directors

Vince Furey, President
vfurey@openclose.com

Susy Scarlatos, Vice President
SScarlatos@valleynationalbank.com

Amy Brooks, Treasurer
abrooks@wphsfoundation.org

Stacey Cox, Corresponding Secretary
sdc1221@gmail.com

Teresa Colling, Recording Secretary
teresa.colling@suntrust.com

Katherine Smith-Dolle, Charitable Giving Liaison
Katherine.a.smith1@wellsfargo.com

 

Tim Smith Principal, Winter Park High School

Paul Maldonado Asst. Principal, 9th Grade Center